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Helen Tolliver

Helen Mabelle Tolliver

Monday, October 27th, 1924 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Helen Mabelle Tolliver, 95, of Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. A visitation will be held from 10-11am on Wednesday, August 5th at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W Lexington Ave. Independence, MO 64052. Interment will follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery at 11:30am.

Helen was born October 27th, 1924 in Neodesha, KS to Frank and Remo (Anderson) Bryson. She graduated from Neodesha High School and worked for an airplane glider factory through WWII. She married Mansel C. Tolliver and together, they raised two beautiful daughters, Sharon and Remo Ann.

Once the girls had grown, Helen began working at the Fairmount Dress Shop and eventually became owner herself. She loved sewing and making alterations and made countless lap robes to give away to area nursing homes. Helen was also a long-time member of Mt. Washington Baptist Church where she actively served teaching Sunday School and working in the church’s service center. She always enjoyed playing card games, BINGO or dominoes with her friends and family.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Sharon Fostich with husband, Jim, and Remo Ann Fain-Henning with husband, Ted; as well as her aunt, Joan Hubbard; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Mansel and two brothers, Charles Bryson and Carl Lee Bryson.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    Address
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64052
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Mt. Washington Cemetery
    Address
    614 Brookside
    Independence, MO 64052
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Washington Cemetery

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Private Condolence

Cindy McCloud

Posted at 02:22pm
Thinking and praying for you, Remo Ann and Sharon and your families. Lots of memories. I know the difficulty you face right now and just want you to know that we are thinking of you.
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Sylvia Thompson

Posted at 03:31pm
I remember this sweet lady at church and worki by the service centef.

Paulette Detillier

Posted at 01:09pm
My Great Grandmother was given one of your Mothers house coats that she had made as a gift. She wore it till see passed away and my Grandmother regifted it to Great Grandmothers room mate in the nursing home. It provided alot of comfort to those that were lucky enough to wear it.
I believe your Mothers spirit came with the house coat by making those she gifted them too feel pretty and special.
She was a very special woman.
She is in a special place in heaven with the reciepance of her gifts
Bless you all.
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